Published by: Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden and Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC  Iron deficiency anaemia is a global public health problem that affects women in all stages of the reproductive cycle. Current iron supplementation strategies in public health settings have met with limited success. Alternatives with intermittent dose frequency have been suggested to reduce side effects, increase compliance and iron .......

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  • Writer Name S M Ziauddin Hyder
  • Published Date Tuesday, 12 February 2002
  • Country Bangladesh
  Water and Sanitation Program- South Asia The World BankLittle effort has been made to understand people's preferences and willingness to pay for arsenic mitigation technologies. The focus has been more on technology and whether it works rather than on what people want. In particular, people's willingness to share the costs of more robust and sustainable solutions, such as a rural piped water supply, has not been explored. The fact that household preferences among arsenic mitigation .......

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  • Writer Name A Junaid, BN Goldar, M Smita, M Jakariya
  • Published Date Wednesday, 11 December 2002
  • Country Bangladesh
BRAC approaches microfinance as a key instrument to build ladders of opportunity for the poorest people, who tend to be left out. BRAC’s main point of departure from conventional thinking is that, although the poorest do need subsidy-based programs to supply their immediate food needs, microfinance can play a fundamental role in constructing a long-term, sustainable foundation for improving food security and livelihoods. However, this is unlikely to happen automatically. BRAC’s experiences .......

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  • Writer Name Imran Matin, Rabeya Yasmin
  • Published Date Tuesday, 11 May 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
Depending on methods used, recent estimates suggest that as much as 20 to 34% of the population of Bangladesh live in extreme poverty. This is a significant number of people requiring immediate and special attention, if Bangladesh is to fulfill its commitment towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) which underpins its Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). Focusing policy attention towards the extreme poor is important, because existing opportunities may not work very well .......

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  • Writer Name Research and Evaluation Division, Brac
  • Published Date Wednesday, 08 September 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
Educational studies in Bangladesh are mostly quantitative in nature – broadly based on survey methods. However, the cases prepared for this study employed qualitative research techniques, where an ethnographic approach was emphasised. The case studies focused on the factors that made certain schools more successful than others. A number of issues related to school, community, administration, teaching, attitudes and leadership, along with other associated links came out from the research. The .......

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  • Writer Name National Academy for Educational Management and Brac Research and Evaluation Division
  • Published Date Wednesday, 08 December 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
As the major part of the population the poor have the rights to get real justice but such entitlements have remained largely theoretical. The legal system remains obscure and inaccessible. It is ill equipped to deal with claims and claimants that are supported by the nominal forms of evidence required under the law: witness, legal documents such as marriage, divorce, land registration deeds and so forth. On the other hand in rural areas in particular implementation of the rule of law for the .......

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  • Writer Name M Abdul Alim
  • Published Date Wednesday, 15 December 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
Thesis, Master Program in International Health International Maternal and Child Health Department of Women’s and Children’s Health Uppsala University Background: Malnutrition is widespread and has been recognized as a public health problem in Bangladesh. People living in absolute poverty are more susceptible to infection, disease and malnutrition. Nearly one-quarter to one-third population of Bangladesh live under extreme poverty – they are called the ultra poor. These ultra poor are .......

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  • Writer Name Farhana Haseen
  • Published Date Tuesday, 15 March 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper provides a brief account of the situation of poverty in Bangladesh indicating some major steps needed for poverty reduction. The focus is on building good governance for fighting poverty. The role of NGOs in building good governance and how this can be done has been illustrated with some cases. In this context the need to strengthen local governance and create coalitions within the civil society for collective efforts have been discussed.

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  • Writer Name Abdul-Muyeed Chowdhury, M Ghulam Sattar
  • Published Date Monday, 05 September 2005
  • Country Bangladesh